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Brightview

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by ct-vt lawnguy, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. ct-vt lawnguy

    ct-vt lawnguy Junior Member
    from 06824
    Messages: 1

    Anyone have experience working with brightview just got there 2017 rfp email the other day pros and cons of working with them would be appreciated
     
  2. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,293

    Do the check ins, keep your paperwork correct and they'll pay.

    Screw any of that up, and you'll be like ramairfreak on here and constantly bitching and moaning about how you didn't get paid.
     
  3. Maclawnco

    Maclawnco Senior Member
    from OH
    Messages: 734

    Not always. We did theircheckins, paperwork, and portal entries to the T and they still shorted us significantly on a grainger 2 years ago. They would just randomly deny services, like one of every 5. Same services we did at a seasonal lowes just down the road for them.

    Word to the wise on their rfp. Their seasonal numbers are not the max they *can* pay. It may be the most they *want* to pay, but they *can* pay more. We've done a lowes for 7 or 8 years for them, actually now the only site we do for them. 3 years ago they switched mid season in Dec to installment, we agreed $18000 was fair. The last 2 years the rfp offered it at $12000. They paid $18000 both years. Its still not enough to deal with tbeir BS, but its works in with other lots we do.
     
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  4. FredG

    FredG PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,885

    OP, There you go, If you got ?'s on the upper threads ask, Let us know how you make out. Good Luck
     
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,757

    You do know that Brightview was Brickman until last year, right?
     
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  6. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,986

    Never worked for Brightview per say... I did work for Brickman years back.

    I had the same experience as Jarrett. Paperwork was everything... do it right and you get paid. Miss one thing, you will not get paid till everything was correct.
     
  7. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,986

    Brickman and Valley Crest combined I thought... no?
     
  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,757

    Correct...
     
  9. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,141



    They Literally Did....
     
  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,757

    It twas an epic combination...
     
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  11. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,986

    epic... interesting
     
  12. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,986

    I heard it was a real "game changer"
     
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  13. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,141

    Instead of Brightview they should have named it...Literally Epic Lawn and Snow...
     
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  14. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,319

    It was bright of you to view it that way...:rolleyes:
     
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  15. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,986

    he's got jokes today folks :clapping:
     
  16. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,141



    Thank You for calling me bright...No one has ever called me that before...It's a banner day in the tree for me today
     
  17. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,757

    I thought you patented that name?

    Do they not allow monkeys to apply for patents?
     
  18. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,141



    Sure
     
  19. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,090

    18k for a lowes? seems cheap... the RFP for our lowes here was 19k and the target was 21k, i was thinking more like 25-27k.
     
  20. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,293

    It's all dependent on location....